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The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...That irreverent riff on Chekhov earned the most love in the..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For 22 years, the critics have been the ones handing out the honors at their annual..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Austin One-Minute Play Festival Is Back!
ScriptWorks presents another round of locally penned 60-second dramas – 70 staged back-to-back
"...It's amazing what happens in 60 seconds: 255 babies are born. A hummingbird..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

Bethany
Theatre En Bloc delivers a tough and disturbing social critique on suburbia and adversity facing single mothers
"...BethanyRollins Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/522-4083 www.theatreenbloc.org..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Street Corner Arts' Bull
Street Corner Arts turns a corporate office into a ring where fighting for your job is a bloodsport
"...a china shop. "Bull" is also a most apt assessment of what streams from the mouths of his team..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Fat Pig
Neil LaBute's play about body-size and social douchebaggery gets a sharp production from Theatre en Bloc
"...Fat PigThe Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/522-4083 Through Oct. 20 www.theatreenbloc.org Running time:..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...is canceled now, but you may have questions about when or if some arts happenings are coming back. Well,..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Making Room to Play
Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city
"...Two things happen when a roomful of Austin theatre artists gather with..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...that it became the drinking game for the night: Whenever you hear a critic say, "It was a difficult..."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
"...Oh, no mistake, there was plenty about the Off Center not to like. A rumbling..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Sets of 2013, to a Cat
The year's scenic designs proved especially appealing to the feline theatregoer
"...AMAZING ACRO-CATS' The performing cats wandered freely through the audience, making the whole theatre their set...."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...In this most unconventional of election years, why not have an unconventional opera,..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Politics Upstaged
This election year brings out the political in Austin's arts
"...Everyone is talking about the election this year, and when we say everyone, we mean artists, too. This fall,..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Just Outside Redemption
For celebrating one of the rare wins in hate crimes legislation in Texas, this play is worthy
"...Just Outside RedemptionCity Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 522-4083 www.theatreenbloc.org Through Sept. 30 Running time:..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Top 10 Arts Events of 2012
Remembering the year onstage in dynamic acting, atmospheric design, and unexpected beauty
"...AND TROUBLE' (Trouble Puppet Theater Company) Trouble Puppet has proven itself good at everything, and when it pulls off..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Review: Until the Flood
Theatre en Bloc makes a sacred space for us to hear Ferguson
"...There is a serenity to the space, with its dozens of glowing candles,..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Brenner's Top 5 Interviews of 2013
Because these people said some, we mean, surprising stuff.
"...five," because it doesn't include the string theorist Brian Greene or comedian Chris Cubas or that five-person colloquy about..."

Dec. 17, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The AggreGAYtor: September 12
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
"...out to the now defunct Focus on the Family Millennial Outreach Program. It seems like only yesterday that they..."

Sept. 12, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Live and Let Live
Too Much Bitching Can Be Hazardous to Theatre's Health
"...It's eye-rolling season again. The nominations for the B. Iden Payne theatre awards are out, and once the local..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...Derailers' new CD, Full Western Dress, finds the band venturing further into Beatles-esque Sixties pop influences along with their..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

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